Small Island (Hardback)
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Small Island (Hardback)

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Hardback 560 Pages
Published: 04/10/2018

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Small Island by bestselling author Andrea Levy won the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the Orange Prize's 'Best of the Best', as well as the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Whitbread. It is possibly the definitive fictional account of the experiences of the Empire Windrush generation.

'Honest, skilful, thoughtful and important' - Guardian


It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Queenie Bligh's neighbours do not approve when she agrees to take in Jamaican lodgers, but Queenie doesn't know when her husband will return, or if he will come back at all. What else can she do?

Gilbert Joseph was one of the several thousand Jamaican men who joined the RAF to fight against Hitler. Returning to England as a civilian he finds himself treated very differently. It's desperation that makes him remember a wartime friendship with Queenie and knock at her door.

Gilbert's wife Hortense, too, had longed to leave Jamaica and start a better life in England. But when she joins him she is shocked to find London shabby, decrepit, and far from the golden city of her dreams. Even Gilbert is not the man she thought he was...

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472262486
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 676 g
Dimensions: 223 x 165 x 48 mm

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“small island”

Great book i would thoroughly recomend it.

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Brenda

“Very enjoyable read”

I enjoyed this book very much.

It reveals racism in 1940's Britain.
The format of the book was 'before' and 'after' with 4 main charactors.

Paperback edition
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“Loved this book!”

I read this in one evening. It is yet another book that is such an enjoyable read, it makes it difficult to put down. I am an avid reader, and if a book is good I tend to lose myself in the story to the detriment of... More

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